Burke Lake Trail and Park

Park in Burke, VA | Outdoors | For Kids of All Ages

Burke Lake Park in Virginia is a great family-friendly park with 888 acres of fun! All the details incl. trails, hours, playgrounds, mini golf, carousel, and train.

Burke Lake Trail and Park

Burke Lake Trail and Park. Photo by FamilyTripGuides.com.

Hours & Tickets

  • Hours: Open daily sunrise to sunset
  • Free or Paid: Free
  • Cost: Free For Residents But Sometimes A Fee For Non-Residents On Popular Weekends.
  • Buy Tickets in Advance: No
  • Website: Link


  • Restrooms: Yes
  • Parking Type: Lot
  • Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Burke Lake Park Hours

Burke Lake Park is open from sunrise to sunset. There is an Information Office located on the right hand side of the entrance which is open 11 AM to 4 PM daily.

Current Burke Lake Park Amenities Opening Hours

Check the website for each season. Starting November 1, 2022, the following are closed for the season and will reopen in April:

  • Mini Golf
  • Carousel
  • Train
  • Campsite rentals available through November 26
  • Campstore is closed for the season.
Burke lake Park Virginia Mini Train

Burke Lake Park Virginia Activities

1) Burke Lake Trails

Did you know that Burke Lake Park trails were named one of the "10 best fitness trails" in America? The most popular is the Burke Lake Loop Trail which follows the finer lake for 4.7 miles. The surface is gravel or packed dirt and some mountain bike. And check out 19 more Kid-Friendly Hikes in Northern Virginia.

2) 2 Playgrounds at Burke Lake Park Virginia

There are 2 playgrounds at Burke Lake Park. The first one is behind the Ice Cream Parlor in the largest parking lot near the Mini Golf. Next to the main playground is a mini train and carousel. The second playground is closer to the boat dock and boat rentals. More Playgrounds in Northern Virginia in this blog post.

3) Miniature Train Rides

Riding the miniature train at Burke Lake Park is a wonderful family memory! Rides are $4 per person on weekdays and $5 on weekends. The ride takes about 10-15 minutes and you get to go through the woods on a little red train. I love the Train Depot in the woods right next to the carousel and playground. Closed November to April, see opening hours here. More details on the DMV with Kids Database here.

4) Carousel at Burke Lake Park

The Burke Lake Park Carousel is located right next to the mini train, playground and ice cream parlor. They alternate times to ride with the train. The cost is $3 on weekdays and $4 on weekends. Closed November to April, see opening hours here. More Carousels in the DMV in this blog post.

5) Mini Golf

Burke Lake has a mini golf course near the entrance of the park which opens May to November. The cost is Adults $8 to $9 with a $1 discount for those over 65 and under 12. More details here. More details on the DMV with Kids Database here.

6) Disc Golf

Burke Lake Park also has an 18 hole Disc Golf course that has concrete tees and is mostly wooded.

Burke lake Park Virginia
Burke lake Park hours

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